AN EXPERIMENTAL exhaust gas filtration system is to be fitted to a Fret SNCF BB69400 diesel locomotive, one of 160 locos which Socofer is producing through the modernisation of BB69000 and BB66400 locos with a general overhaul and engine retrofit.

SNCF has ordered the exhaust gas filtration system from Swiss firm HUG Engineering as part of the upgrade project, and will supply the equipment to Socofer for integration into the trial locomotive at the company’s Tours workshops. Unveiling of the loco is planned for October 26.

Socofer, France